How to Aerate a Backyard Fish Pond
Should I aerate my koi pond?
Although you can oxygenate a backyard Koi pond with your waterfall pump, as many of us do, what happens if your waterfall pump stops working? A pond air pump for koi ponds will keep bubbles (oxygen) and water movement in the pond to keep your pond fish alive for many weeks!
A pond air pump benefits your pond and water in a couple different ways. First, koi pond air pumps work by circulating water. The small bubbles coming from the pond air stone actually bring water with them as the bubbles rise to the surface creating water lift and circulation. This brings the bottom low dissolved oxygen pond water up to the water surface where there is more oxygen. Adding more oxygen and movement to your pond water is especially important during the hot summer months or if you pond has a lot of fish in it.